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Three-time “Grammy” nominees and Sony Music Latin artists -NEGRONI’s TRIO, is made up of Jose Negroni, Josh Allen and Nomar Negroni; and they are back with a new and exciting album (Produced by Jose Negroni) that will leave an everlasting mark in the Jazz world.
Born and raised on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, is where Jose Negroni leader and founder of NEGRONI’s TRIO commenced his humble beginnings. Pianist, composer and arranger of outstanding magical creativity, Jose Negroni talentedly combines his original classical style with tantalizing fusions of jazz and Latin rhythms. His group, NEGRONI’s TRIO, equally conveys his musical personality to the many world stages where they have captivated the hearts of so many audiences.
Beginning his career as a music teacher, Negroni fulfilled his early musical years educating young promising talents in the world of music and later developing and strengthening his musical chops as musical director for many Latin artists that included, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Chayanne, Ednita Nazario and Lourdes Robles. Today, years later, teaching and mentoring still continues to be part of his daily life as he continues to find the space to devote time between concert tours in order to give back to the music education community.
Together with his son and protégé Nomar Negroni, an incredibly talented drummer with precise vigor, a flair for showmanship, and graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and Josh Allen, graduate from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, a supremely talented bass player providing the drive for the melodies and groove, the NEGRONI’s TRIO has been able to mesmerize audiences with their unique brand of jazz that fuses classical and Latin rhythms.
NEGRONI’s TRIO has performed all throughout the globe on stages that include many U.S. and international Jazz festivals as well as numerous key Jazz venues throughout the United States, Japan, Spain, Italy, South America, the Caribbean, Latin America and including of course New York’s world famous Blue Note Jazz Club.
The music of NEGRONI’S TRIO receives airplay in more than 600 radio stations worldwide that includes the U.S., Japan, Spain, Argentina, England, Greece, Uruguay, Indonesia and Mexico.
With a catalog of 8 albums and “3 Latin Jazz Grammy Nominations” (2005, 2012 & 2015) NEGRONI’s TRIO always seduces and entertains their audiences across the continents. Taking musical risks with performance and repertoire, the result is an array of classic lyricism mixed with innovative and sincere improvisations that quenches their audience’s thirst for world class Jazz.
Due to be released in the fall of 2017, NEGRONI’s TRIO is currently wrapping up recording and producing their 9th album. The new album will be unlike any of their previous albums. Still keeping to their straight-ahead Jazz trio setting, the trio has embellished the repertoire with electric keyboards throughout the entire album. Also featured is a string quartet throughout most of the repertoire.
The repertoire features the jazz standards “Sunny”, “Take the A Train”, “Sweet Georgie Fame”, “Brazilian Love Affair” - the classic American pop songs “Isn’t She Lovely”, “My Love”, “That’s the Way of the World”, “Moon River” and two evergreen Latin songs, “Perfidia” and “El Incomprendido”.
There are also three featured guest vocalist’s on the album, beginning with Cuban songstress Aymee Nuviola performing “Sunny” who provides an Afro-Cuban dose to the track unlike ever heard before. Nuviola most recently played Celia Cruz in the Telemundo/NBC novella “Celia”. Nuviola has a long career beginning in Cuba as a vocalist for the world known “Irakere”, which led to eventually developing her own brand and style worldwide as an international artist.
Another guest is the exquisitely talented Brazilian artist and Grammy winner Rose Max. Continually performing around the globe with her husband (the other half of her personal duet), Rose delivers an extremely original interpretation of “Perfidia” in Portuguese. That will be talked about for time to come.
The third guest vocalist is Pedro Capo also a Sony Latin artist. A singer, musician and actor, Capo performs a song originally written and recorded by his grandfather Latin music legend Bobby Capo. Interesting to note that Jose Negroni as a young pianist accompanied Pedro’s legendary grandfather to the same song. This time around Negroni along with the younger Capo deliver a version that leaves audiences wanting more.
Along with superbly featured guest vocalists, a string quartet and all of the new innovative musical arrangements, this new NEGRONI’s TRIO album comes packed with a strong team, of recording engineers, mastering engineer, promoters, publicists and booking agents. It is one of the most talked about Latin Jazz albums in recent times.